Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Reviews

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Its plot notwithstanding, it has nothing to do with Bond -- and it misrepresents the poor '60s as well.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Uneven and often not funny, relying on recycled jokes and far-too-broad physical humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
The things it's parodying -- Beatles and Bond movies and all those secret-agent TV shows of the 60s -- were already so tongue in cheek that one needs to go a lot further than this movie goes to really amuse me.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Austin Powers feels more like the unfortunate amalgamation of a drawer full of short skits Myers has been holding on to since Saturday Night Live.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Austin Powers has plenty of originality to it, but a lot of the jokes either fall flat, or just don't give me the chuckles I expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
As the ending credits went up, I realized that I had never laughed. A few smiles, but that was it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Myers and director Jay Roach seem to have no sense of how long is too long to stick with an extended gag.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Laura Miller
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The movie fails to live up to its promise.
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Tasteless and humorless!
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Though there many hilarious moments, just as many miss the mark, some falling flat completely.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Even at its best, it's not very funny.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Mike Myers may be a connoisseur of the old spy-and-sex genre, but the result is less a screenplay than a manic quote machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Director Jay Roach seems helpless to rein in the addled antics of his star or to give the supporting cast much of a grip on what they're supposed to be doing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 3, 2005
Amusing but scattershot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
April 1, 2008
The originals were spoofs in their own way, too, unless you really believe that secret agents look more like Sean Connery than Aldrich Ames.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 1, 2008
The bad news is that it's a one-joke picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
This shagadelic James Bond spoof isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Winston-Salem Journal
January 1, 2000
The film's borrowings, from Casino Royale and especially the mod, mock spy show The Avengers, are consistently funny.
June 15, 2001
If this were the Simpsons, I would have been rolling on the floor; it's not a parody, it's a fish out of water comedy with a splash of homage. And that's why it doesn't work.
| Original Score: 3
Nate Yapp
CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
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